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Follow the iPhone 4 updates currently being unveiled @ endgaget... This thing is amazing, so excited to have it come out.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/07/steve-jobs-live...

update on features (quick notes):
- New design: all glass front and back with metal siding
- slimmest iphone design yet, 9.3mm (thinnest smartphone out there)
- Noise cancelling mic
- 5mp camera has a photon sensor taking perfect night shots ; in addition to flash
- HD video capabilities (editing with imovie app)
- Display: 960 x 640 display, 4x iphone 3gs, 78% of the ipads pixels (326pixels / inch)
- new chip, same as the ipad
- Battery life, 7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music...
- All iphone4 will be able to video conf with each other (aka facetime)
- New gyroscope allowing the iphone to turn on its vertical axis, all-in-all you get 6 degrees of motion (gyro, accel, compas)
- Multitasking capability that doesnt shorten batterylife
- pdf reader that allows you to make notes
- on sale june 24th

Comments (26)

  • streetn's picture

    quick summary of features?

    Is this like the last iphone just that they update it again with technology that has been industry standard since 5 years and is introduced as revolution by steve jobs?

    Altough Apple is damn good at packaging utter shit nicely and selling it effectively

  • whooop's picture

    Video chat looks revolutionary. Looks like another must-have product from ole jobs and co.

  • LIBOR's picture

    Camera on front and back? I guess thats for girls who like to take pictures of themselves at parties.

  • MezzKet's picture

    - New design: all glass front and back with metal siding
    - slimmest iphone design yet, 9.3mm (thinnest smartphone out there)
    - Noise cancelling mic
    - 5mp camera has a photon sensor taking perfect night shots ; in addition to flash
    - HD video capabilities (editing with imovie app)
    - Display: 960 x 640 display, 4x iphone 3gs, 78% of the ipads pixels (326pixels / inch)
    - new chip, same as the ipad
    - Battery life, 7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music...
    - All iphone4 will be able to video conf with each other (aka facetime)
    - New gyroscope allowing the iphone to turn on its vertical axis, all-in-all you get 6 degrees of motion (gyro, accel, compas)
    - Multitasking capability that doesnt shorten batterylife
    - pdf reader that allows you to make notes
    - on sale june 24th

  • TNA's picture

    I love my 3G's so this is going to be a must have. I used to be a blackberry nut, but Apple has really converted me. Must be able to Jailbreak it though.

    Side note, IPAD is great also.

  • Edmundo Braverman's picture

    Am I cutting off my nose to spite my face? Ever since the wife bought an iPod Nano a few years ago and I learned how captive you were to Apple (this was before AMZN started selling music), I refused to ever buy another Apple product.

    My phone is about dead, and I've been thinking about getting a new one. All my friends have iPhones, but I'm leaning toward Android because of the open sourcing, etc... I just don't want to be held hostage by Apple. Is the Apple technology worth the hassle?

  • In reply to Edmundo Braverman
    whooop's picture

    Edmundo Braverman wrote:
    Am I cutting off my nose to spite my face? Ever since the wife bought an iPod Nano a few years ago and I learned how captive you were to Apple (this was before AMZN started selling music), I refused to ever buy another Apple product.

    My phone is about dead, and I've been thinking about getting a new one. All my friends have iPhones, but I'm leaning toward Android because of the open sourcing, etc... I just don't want to be held hostage by Apple. Is the Apple technology worth the hassle?

    You really can't go wrong with an iPhone. Everyone I've ever heard of that has an iPhone has never switched to anything else. Some would argue it's almost impossible to go to another phone. Although there was one friend who traded down for a RAZR. But this was due to him cutting monthly costs on account of getting married while still in college and not having money to support him and his wife. But I digress...

  • TNA's picture

    Jailbreak the thing. I broke my Ipad 2 hours after I got it, now I can do whatever the hell I want with it. I totally agree that Jobs likes to control things a little too much, but that is very easy to circumvent. The Iphone is such a useful gadget, I literally could not go back to a blackberry (I had 3 previously). I think it is well worth it.

  • streetn's picture

    this thing actually sounds amazing, seems like apple can produce quality products after all.

  • TNA's picture

    It is released on my birthday!!! Yes! Thank god my friend works for ATT and can get me an early upgrade!

  • ringtailedlemur's picture

    The name of the video chat app is FaceTime... I can't wait until some intern tries to videochat his VP ("I thought we were supposed to put in FaceTime???")

  • cphbravo96's picture

    Not a bad phone, a big step up from the last few generations of iPhones but all this "revolutionary" talk about Apple products gets old. They make a lot of great stuff and have done a ridiculously fantastic job at creating an ecosystem that is very tightly integrated (some will read: restricted) but most of their features in their products are found all over the place in the market already. Front facing chat is not revolutionary...at least not to Apple.

    I am probably bias because I don't own a single Apple product (although I have used them before) but I like the idea of controlling the products that I spend my money on. Of course this freedom comes with drawbacks, which in the case of phones other than the iPhone would be fragmentation in the operating systems or the apps used in the different operating systems. But I don't mind that so much.

    And before someone says "just jail break it"...I don't want to buy a product that I have to manipulate and potentially harm (brick) just to have it do something that another comparable product does straight out the box.

    Apple as a company is ruthless...they hold out features until the last second, essentially maximizing the amount of money they make...which is great if you own their stock. Google on the other hand tends to develop things that people want, or will want, and sort of creates a market for things instead of just improving them.

    With that said, my money will be used to purchase the HTC Evo 4G...partly because I am a longtime Sprint user, but mostly because its a fantastic phone and suits my needs better. Either way, they are both great devices.

    Regards

    "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
    - Ronald Reagan

  • Frieds's picture

    Congrats to Apple for releasing a new version of the iPhone and proving once again, that they know how to drain the pockets of children, hipsters, geeks, techies and hardcore apple supporters everywhere. I refuse to get an iPhone. I think this is a joke aimed at getting more people on the Apple Bandwagon. Between Apple's proprietary system, unfriendly attitude towards 3rd party developers and the unwritten accepted fact that the phone need to be jailbraked in order to actually take full advantage of it have turned me off to it. The new iPhone is just a smaller frame with a few minor upgrades. Couple that with it's forced reliance on iTunes and you have a recipe for disaster in my humble opinion. Mind you, I have an iPod, but that's because it's now impossible to get a half decent MP3 player with a large amount of space on it.

    I love my Blackberry and really think it's a great phone and mobile device, but it's not as good as my Nokia. I have an E72, which I am in love with, but can't use here in the States because it's a GSM phone and I have had horrific problems with AT&T. I refuse to go back to them after problems I had with their service. If I didn't have problems with them, I would be using the Nokia right now. Symbian OS (What Nokia and most other phones around the world use, it's ~50% of the Phone OS Market if I recall correctly) did it right from the start and has made the OS extremely developer friendly.

    I am not a huge fan of Android, but for different reasons than I am in terms of Apple. I don't like Android because of the lack of standards about the phone. The OS and the development mentality that Google has taken is, beyond a reasonable doubt, the most amazing thing I can say I've seen in the last few years in terms of advancement in OS development. They are accepting an open source model of development which works wonders for the phone community, something started by Nokia and furthered by the Symbian Foundation. That said, my issue, again, comes down to hardware. While the OS is great, the hardware is not all good across the board. One phone may be great, while another just sucks even though they both use Android. Until the hardware standard is fixed (IE Google puts some serious QC measures on companies like HTC and Motorola), Android remains on my watch list.

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  • ShreddiesBrah's picture

    Not too sure I like the idea of glass on the front and back. I cracked the screen on my current iphone and decided I'd wait for the iphone4 instead of getting this one fixed. I drop my phone about 10x a day so glass on the front and back would be a disaster for me.

  • In reply to ShreddiesBrah
    MezzKet's picture

    Brown_Bateman wrote:
    Not too sure I like the idea of glass on the front and back. I cracked the screen on my current iphone and decided I'd wait for the iphone4 instead of getting this one fixed. I drop my phone about 10x a day so glass on the front and back would be a disaster for me.

    Jobs made this statement for the glass : We developed a glass that's 30 times harder than plastic

  • dew2229's picture

    did anyone else crack up a little when the iphone failed to get service during the demonstration and the conference today?? too funny. go android!

  • whats-the-damage's picture

    Sprint Network > AT&T Network

    4G > 3G

    Video Chat over 3G/4G > Video Chat over WiFi

    4.3 Inch Screen > 3.5 inch

    SUMMARY:

    EVO 4G > iPhone 4

  • D M's picture

    I love my HTC Droid Incredible AND VZW, Ill stick with the Android for sure. The iPhone does look cool, tho.

    As for a tablet like the iPad, Acer is putting out some baller ones soon enough, so stoked :-D

    If you can't tell, I'm a PC guy :-p

    "You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
    "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

  • ringtailedlemur's picture

    How can you guys be so gung ho about the EVO when battery life is so terrible? I agree, the phone looks solid, but I just couldn't imagine buying a phone that couldn't last through the day.

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